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The Festival of Cycling

Kingswood Prep School has set itself a challenge to raise £10,000 this year for The Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign- raising £3 million towards an exceptional new Cancer Centre at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

The school’s charity committee which includes staff, parents and pupils has planned several exciting activities over the next few months.

They have already raised over half of their fundraising target – which is fantastic!

They have sold over 2500 raffle tickets – the pupils were given a target to sell the most tickets and they would win an ipod as a prize – one little lady sold 400 raffle tickets – well done!

On Saturday 15th June – the Festival of Cycling was happening at Kingswood Prep School. The fantastic day had plenty of stalls, games, cakes and ice creams (even in the rain). Children bought along their bikes and followed a course track, racing through cones and past each other.

The Festival of Cycling was a build up to the school’s biggest challenge yet to come… on July 21st 2013 a group of several riders (parents and staff from the school) will be setting out from Bath’s Royal United Hospital and riding to the northern tip of Scotland – John O’Groats. In seven days they will be riding 1,211 kms (752 miles in old money) and climbing a total of 7,642 metres, or just over 25,000 feet (not far off the height of Everest). Their route will cross some of the UK’s most dramatic scenery, taking in one of Scotland’s toughest climbs (General Wade’s Military Road high above Loch Ness) as well as 37 lesser (but very challenging) climbs.

You can support Kingswood’s challenge by donating on www.justgiving.com/KPS1000

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Have a flutter with Forever Friends

They say you should never mix business with pleasure….. Well Bath Business Race Day at Bath Racecourse on Tuesday 16th July is the perfect opportunity to do just that.

It’s a jam packed day of racing, networking, fine dining and best of all it’s all helping to raise money for our Cancer Care Campaign all set in the beautiful back drop of Bath Racecourse and of course you can have a little flutter!

Our very own Chairman, John Cullum will be the highlight of the day as guest speaker.  This is the perfect opportunity to find out everything you want to know about him.  He will be talking about what inspired him to support the Forever Friends, his year as High Sheriff and even how he feels about having such a talented and famous son.

Tickets are £65 a head, with a table of ten costing £600. So if you are looking to network with other local businesses, entertain clients or treat your staff to a fun day. Book your tickets today as spaces are limited.


01225 424609 | info@bath-racecourse.co.uk

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Lacock Family Treasure Trail – Saturday 13th July

Take your treasure map out for the morning, follow the clues and explore beautiful Lacock. Celebrate afterwards with refreshments and a raffle at the George pub in Lacock at 3pm.


When: (advised 1pm) Saturday 13th July 2013.

The trail can be started at any time during the day, as long as your answers/trail sheets are returned to the George pub by 3pm. Juice and nibbles are provided.

How much? £5 per family (2 adults maximum, accompanied by children)

Start location: National Trust picnic area, Lacock (behind The Stable Tearooms)

Finish location: The George, Lacock. Return your trail sheets by 3pm

View map of start and finish locations

How can I take part? Buy your trail on the day from our stall in the National Trust picnic area (behind The Stable Tearooms) or the George pub. Or call Zoe Tainton at the Forever Friends Appeal, Royal United Hospital on 01225 825825 or zoe.tainton@nhs.net and we will send it in the post to you


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Movie by Moonlight showing Dirty Dancing!

Come along to this years outdoor film showing of Dirty Dancing (12A), Saturday 31st August 2013, Royal Victoria Park, Bath

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Be a Brick for Cancer Care

Be a Brick and Buy a Brick today! Help raise £8m towards building a new pioneering new Cancer Centre at the RUH where very brick is therapeutic.

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Oncology Staff are walking miles to fundraise for cancer patients

Health Care Practitioner in Oncology, Jayne Hampson and Health Care Assistant in Midford Ward, Sophia Alford have fundraised over £1,200 from a sponsored walk from Longleat to Bath on 4th May. All funds are being donated to The Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign- raising an additional £2-3 million to build a new pioneering Cancer Centre.

Between them both, Jayne and Sophia have worked at the RUH for 13 years. Their passion for their job drove them to help patients and their families walking through the current outdated cancer facilities at the RUH.

Jayne Hampson comments: “I really enjoy my job in Oncology and have a close friendship with a lot of my patients; one of those who we recently treated was Sophia’s auntie. The walk took a total of 9 hours- it was a long day! We started at 7am in the rain but we were lucky the sun eventually came out and we were pleased to sit in a pub garden after 17 miles. After a much-needed cider to quench the thirst, we set off again and arrived at Bath Abbey by 4pm. We were met by some of our lovely work colleagues and Sophia’s auntie Mandy. We want to say a massive thank you to everyone for sponsoring us.”

With their fundraising total, the girls are more than pleased to be able to donate £1000 to Be a Brick! The fantastic Be a Brick! Buy a Brick! Scheme ran by The Forever Friends Appeal gives the general public the opportunity to buy a brick, row or wall to help raise funds for the new Cancer Centre. Jayne and Sophia will be purchasing a wall for £1000, this means that their names will be seen for generations to come in the new Cancer Centre.

This exciting new ‘Be a Brick’ scheme will give the general public the opportunity to ‘Be a Brick!’ and ‘Buy a Brick, Row or Wall’ to help raise funds to build a pioneering new Cancer Centre for the hospital.  In return for purchasing a virtual brick at the cost of £10 each, donors will receive a ‘Be a Brick’ certificate and acknowledgement letter.  If donors choose to purchase a virtual ‘Row’ for £100 or ‘Wall’ for £1000, they will receive a certificate together with an acknowledgement of their chosen name within the design of the new Cancer Centre.

To see how many supporters and celebrities have come on board with Be a Brick! Please visit: www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk/be-a-brick

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